Forest Gump Quotes

[repeated line]

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

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Forrest Gump: He should not be hitting you, Jenny.

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[Forrest is waiting with Forrest Jr. for the school bus on little Forrest's first day of school in Greenbow. The bus arrives and little Forrest is about to board it]

Forrest Gump: Forrest, don't...
[pause, then]

Forrest Gump: I just wanted to tell you I love you.

Forrest Gump Jr.: [smiles] I love you too, Dad.

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[Forrest Gump referring to Apple Computer]

Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good! One less thing.

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Jenny Curran: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?

Forrest Gump: Who I'm gonna be?

Jenny Curran: Yeah.

Forrest Gump: Aren't-aren't I going to be me?

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Forrest Gump: The best thing about visiting the President is the food! Now, since it was all free, and I wasn't hungry but thirsty, I must've drank me fifteen Dr. Peppers.

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Forrest Gump: My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.

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Forrest Gump: [running] I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.
[he stops and turns around]

Young Man Running: Quiet, quiet! He's gonna say something!

Forrest Gump: [pause] I'm pretty tired... I think I'll go home now.

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Young Jenny Curran: You can sit here if ya want.

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[Forrest has finished assembling his rifle]


Drill Sergeant: GUUUUUUMP! Why did you put that weapon together so quickly, Gump?

Forrest Gump: [confused] You told me to, Drill Sergeant?

Drill Sergeant: Jesus H. Christ!
[looks at stopwatch]

Drill Sergeant: This is a new company record! If it wouldn't be such a waste of a damn-fine enlisted man I'd recommend you for OCS! You are gonna be a general someday, Gump, now disassemble your weapon and continue!

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Young Forrest Gump: Mama. What's vacation?

Mrs. Gump: Vacation's when you go somewhere... and you never come back.

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John F. Kennedy: Congratulations, how do you feel?

Forrest Gump: I gotta pee.

John F. Kennedy: [turning to camera] I believe he said he had to go pee. Heh heh.

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Bubba: My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol' redneck boys. Can you believe that?

Forrest Gump: My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.

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Forrest Gump: Will you marry me?
[Jenny turns and looks at him]

Forrest Gump: I'd make a good husband, Jenny.

Jenny Curran: You would, Forrest.

Forrest Gump: ...But you won't marry me.

Jenny Curran: [sadly] ... You don't wanna marry me.

Forrest Gump: Why don't you love me, Jenny?
[Jenny says nothing]

Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man... but I know what love is.

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Jenny Curran: His name's Forrest.

Forrest Gump: Like me.

Jenny Curran: I named him after his daddy.

Forrest Gump: He got a daddy named Forrest, too?

Jenny Curran: You're his daddy, Forrest.

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Forrest Gump: Hello. I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump.

Recruit Officer: Nobody gives a hunky shit who you are, pus ball. You're not even a low-life, scum-sucking maggot. Get your ass on the bus, you're in the army now!

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Bumper Sticker Guy: [running after Forrest] Hey man! Hey listen, I was wondering if you might help me. 'Cause I'm in the bumper sticker business and I've been trying to think of a good slogan, and since you've been such a big inspiration to the people around here I thought you might be able to help me jump into - WOAH! Man, you just ran through a big pile of dog shit!

Forrest Gump: It happens.

Bumper Sticker guy: What, shit?

Forrest Gump: Sometimes.

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Forrest Gump: [dejected] No shrimp.

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Where the Hell is this God of yours?

Forrest Gump: [narrating] It's funny Lieutenant Dan said that, 'cause right then, God showed up.

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Jenny Curran: Were you scared in Vietnam?

Forrest Gump: Yes. Well, I-I don't know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out... and then it was nice. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou. There was always a million sparkles on the water... like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny, it looked like there were two skies one on top of the other. And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the earth began. It's so beautiful.

Jenny Curran: I wish I could've been there with you.

Forrest Gump: You were.

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Jenny Curran: Have you ever been with a girl, Forrest?

Forrest Gump: [nervously] I sit next to them in my Home Economics class all the time.

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Jenny Curran: You can't keep trying to rescue me all the time.

Forrest Gump: They was trying to grab you.

Jenny Curran: A lot of people try to grab me.

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[when the bullies from school were chasing him]

Jenny Curran: Run, Forrest! Run!

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Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.

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Coach Bryant: That kid may be the stupidest son of a bitch I've ever seen, but he sure is fast!

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Forrest Gump: When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went.

Elderly Southern Woman on Park Bench: And so, you just ran?

Forrest Gump: Yeah.

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[repeated line]

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

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Bubba: Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?

Forrest Gump: No, but I've been on a real big boat.

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Forrest Gump: Sometimes, I guess there just aren't enough rocks.

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Forrest Gump: I'm sorry I had to fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.

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Forrest Gump: So what are you doing in New York, Lt. Dan?

Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: I am living off the government tit! Sucking it dry!

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